News Releases

New Study Shows International Students Contributed $498 Million to Hawaii’s EconomyPosted on November 27, 2018 in NewsDept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
DBEDT released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy.
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Hawaii’s Economy Continues Growing at a Slower PacePosted on November 21, 2018 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT released its fourth quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report today. In this report, DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii's economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018.
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Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Finalists to Showcase Talents at TAXI Road Rally 2018Posted on October 26, 2018 in NewsCreative Lab Hawaii
Opening revenue and creativity channels for Hawaii’s musicians, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is proud to announce four finalists from its 2018 Music Immersive program will attend TAXI Road Rally.
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DBEDT Launches 2019 HiSTEP Export Promotion ProgramPosted on October 25, 2018 in NewsHawaii State Trade Expansion Program
DBEDT launched the 2019 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses to increase their exports.
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Creative Lab Hawaii Announces Immersive Program Fellows to Attend Prestigious American Film Market for 2018Posted on October 25, 2018 in NewsCreative Lab Hawaii
Strengthening industry access for Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs, DBEDT's Creative Industries Division announces selected fellows of the Creative Lab Hawaii Immersive Program who will participate in the world’s largest motion picture business event at the 2018 American Film Market.
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HTDC’s MAP Grant Helps Pacific Biodiesel with Manufacturing Expenses on Oahu, Hawaii IslandPosted on October 24, 2018 in NewsInnovate Hawaii
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — HTDC provided more than $900,000 in grant funds to 29 Hawaii-based manufacturing companies in June.
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Media Advisory: Celebrate Manufacturing Day with “Made in Hawaii” Company Tours on Friday, Oct. 5Posted on October 3, 2018 in NewsInnovate Hawaii
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — Learn about Hawaii’s growing manufacturing industry and its wide range of job opportunities by touring leading local manufacturers on Friday, Oct. 5.
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New Sister-State Relationship Between Hawaii and Goa, IndiaPosted on September 28, 2018 in NewsDept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Gov. David Y. Ige, signed a historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, which is Hawaii’s first sister-state relationship with a jurisdiction in India.
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New Report Highlights Top 20 Jobs in HawaiiPosted on September 27, 2018 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT released a report on Top 20 Occupations in Hawaii. “This report is an important tool to understand Hawaii’s current job market, as we continue to look for ways to diversify job opportunities for our local residents,” said DBEDT Director Luis P. Salaveria.
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Media Advisory: Signing Ceremony for Historic Agreement Between Hawaii and Goa, IndiaPosted on September 26, 2018 in NewsDept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Under an agreement facilitated by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Gov. David Y. Ige, will sign an historic agreement with delegates from Goa, a state in India, to establish a sister-state relationship.
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